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Grateful Dead Live at Roosevelt Stadium on 1972-07-18

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Grateful Dead Live at Roosevelt Stadium on 1972-07-18

Set 1:
d1t01 - Bertha
d1t02 - Me And My Uncle
d1t03 - Bird Song
d1t04 - The Promised Land
d1t05 - Sugaree
d1t06 - Black Throated Wind
d1t07 - China Cat Sunflower ->
d1t08 - I Know You Rider
d1t09 - Jack Straw
d1t10 - Loser
d2t01 - Beat It On Down The Line
d2t02 - Stella Blue
d2t03 - El Paso
d2t04 - Casey Jones

Set 2:
d2t05 - Playing In The Band
d2t06 - Brown Eyed Women
d2t07 - Tennessee Jed
d3t01 - Tuning
d3t02 - Truckin' ->
d3t03 - Dark Star ->
d3t04 - Comes A Time
d3t05 - Sugar Magnolia

Set 3:
d4t01 - Tuning
d4t02 - Ramble On Rose
d4t03 - Greatest Story Ever Told
d4t04 - Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo ->
d4t05 - Sing Me Back Home
d4t06 - Not Fade Away ->
d4t07 - Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
d4t08 - Not Fade Away

xxxxx - One More Saturday Night (MISSING)

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Roosevelt Stadium
Location Jersey City, NJ

Source SBD -> Master Reel -> Cassette -> Dat -> CD
Lineage CD -> Samplitude Professional v7.02 -> Cool Edit Pro v2.0 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Patch Info:
AUD>Cm>?>Reel>Dat>CD supplies the following patches:
Jack Straw (0:07 - 0:10)
Beat It On Down The Line (0:36 - 0:39)
Dark Star (21:00 - 21:03)
Comes A Time (3:38 - 6:36)
Not Fade Away (0:31 - 0:32)
Going Down The Road Feeling Bad (1:35 - 1:37)
Not Fade Away (0:34 - 0:38) (AUD>Cm>?>Cass>Dat>CD)

-- Drop out in Bertha removed, no patch available
-- This is the complete show from the SBD (minus encore)
-- I patched the drop-outs and cleaned up the tape pauses, etc.
-- Pops and static removed with Cool Edit Pro v2.0
-- Many tracks still have static & buzzing from the piano


Reviewer: tuttibene - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 19, 2015
Subject: My first show
My first show…wow. During a break three guys dressed in full on Arabian Nights gear came on stage, set up a bed of nails, one guy lies down on the bed of nails, another sets a concrete block on his stomach and the third guy swings the sledgehammer…block breaks, guy stands up triumphantly..Ta DA! ..the place goes nuts! Amazing. I remember requesting more space music and we were all rewarded that day. What a band. My eternal thanks.
Reviewer: kochman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 21, 2013
Subject: Deliberate has the setlist in the wrong order

Bertha cuts in with somewhat warbly SQ. The song itself is nice, good energy.
MAMU, one of the most played songs, and generally a pleaser. No exception here. Like El Paso, I enjoy how Jerry plays along under Bobby's singing.
Bird Song is great, nice tempo, driven guitar work by Jerry.
Promised Land rocks.
Sugaree features a deliberate Jerry. I like it, but it kind of slowed things down, but it wasn't due to lack of energy so that was ok.
BTW comes with power and is also deliberate. Great version!
China Rider, the first solo lets us know we're in for a good ride, the 2nd confirms it. Transition time is great, bebopping back and forth as we get ready to move to the train. No sizzling noodles in here, but again with the deliberate notes from Jerry. Great Rider to finish up the combo.
Jack Straw, pretty nice early version.
Loser starts with great opening notes right out of the close of Straw. Again, everything is well played, but it's missing that umph, so far, in some way I can't put my finger on.
BIODTL stomps.
Stella Blue, again, deliberate.
El Paso, Jerry's noodling strongly under Bobby's singing, Bill provides the rhythm. It's finally registered to me that Phil seems a bit low. Turn him up.
Casey Jones fulfill set closing requirements.

PITB, right from the get go tempo is driven, they go hardcore into jamming right out of the lyrics. Mind blown around the 10 minute mark, before they signal a return to the lyrics... solid.
BEW works.
Jed the payoff jam here really gets the bills paid, Jerry is all over it. X factor achieved.
Truckin>Dark Star>Comes a Time, the meat. In Truckin we get out of the lyrics for the first jam with tons of steel behind us, the nice tempo never lets down. You better believe the finale was just as awesome after the last verse. We actually don't get the typical explosion part, because it drives right off the cliff into a spacier place which takes us into Dark Star.
Dark Star will not disappoint. It pokes into all sorts of interesting places with a good pace. You have to "wait" until after the 15 minute mark before they head back into the theme and then the first verse. Starting around 20 minutes Jerry and Phil do some great teamwork, and then after 21 we get the first stirrings of the Tiger, which goes away for a second, and then after 22 comes back with a vengeance and Jerry unleashes the full beast!
After such an explosion, I'm fully ready for a somber Comes a Time. Love this song. This meat sequence is A+.
Sugar Mag

Ramble On, not what I would open a set with. Still, they work it and keep good energy.
GSET would be my choice to open. It rarely, if ever, disappoints in this era. This isn't a failure.
1/2 Step>Sing Me Back Home, the 1/2 Step delivers the good, Garcia style. This is one of the better ones I've heard from the period. Donna, gak!
While I'm not typically a fan of Sing Me Back Home, this one resonates with me. The deliberate strokes of the 1st set are well suited here, and the rest of the bad is right where they need to be (other than Bob, who has been largely difficult to hear the entire show). Donna, gak!
NFA>GDTRFB>NFA, the typical closer of 72, closes the show in style.
E: OMSN, every night.
Reviewer: jerlouvis - - October 22, 2013
Subject: the sound is not a problem
This version of Dark Star is as good as it gets and for that alone makes this show anything but just another '72 show.
Reviewer: Little Nemo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 9, 2012
Subject: Even donna's good
I usually hate Donna, but she adds something really nice to M.H.U.T. on the Grand-eo part. And I don't mind her on S.M.B.H., just a little too loud.

That's a way of sayin' this show's so good, it puts you in the kinda mood where you can't hate nobody.

Hey, you folks who were there, why don't you describe it to us? This here's history n' shit.
Reviewer: reviewr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 11, 2012
Subject: Just Another '72
It's 1972 so, things are good - real good. 4 stars may be generous considering Europe, Berkeley, Oregon and September (that's just '72).

The sound is a problem.
Reviewer: BVD - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 5, 2012
Subject: After Casey Jones!?!?!!?!
I dragged my older sister and her boyfriend to this magnificent show. At the time she was into The Doors, Led Zep, Stones and so on. After Casey Jones her and her dickhead boyfriend started to get up and leave. I said "What the hell are you doin'"? "leaving." she said, "It's over right."? WRONG!! One of top Five Dead shows I went to. By the time Truckin>D.S.>Comes a Time rolled around I was heading into deep space. When I think of the Grateful Dead this show and 8/1/73 always come to mind. If your not familiar with this one get ready for a treat. 72 at least today is my favorite year.
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 4, 2012
Subject: Oh...My...
This Truckin>Dark Star>Comes a Time is without a doubt one of the most powerful sequences I have heard in 1972 and is one of my new all time favorite jams.

The Truckin' is unique, the Comes a Time is beautiful as they come (don't even mind the AUD sound) but the Dark Star is absolutely transcendental. Don't want to go overboard, but this is possibly my new favorite of the year. One word: Garcia. His playing is just an unstoppable force of nature on this Dark Star, definitely one of his very best moments!!

Anyways, while the Dark Star is the best part of the show, this is still a classic all around; Excellent Sing Me Back Home, and the NFA>GDTRFB to close is very solid. Please don't miss out on this show!!!
Reviewer: tony_merolla - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 18, 2012
Subject: My First Show
Can't believe it was 40 years ago. What a great introduction this was!
Reviewer: Go Faster, Get Rounder - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 2, 2012
Subject: Thank you Charlie!
Another beauty. Shows I like I, of course, compare versions to look for the best quality. Or at least that is what I used to do. Now I just look for the name Charlie Miller.

Charlie-- I think your business card should say "When you care enough to send the very best!"
Reviewer: Pangolin22 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 6, 2011
Subject: Powerful performance
Too bad Pigpen couldn't make it but the band pulls off a tight, epic show regardless. Keith adds some beautiful textures to this Dark Star. The Comes a Time and Sing me Back Home are both gorgeous.
Reviewer: rschwz28 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 29, 2011
Subject: Donna
I was never a member of the Dump Donna club. Where do I sign up?

I mean, I've come to expect her to ruin Playing In The Band. But Sing Me Back Home?
Reviewer: fibber - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 13, 2011
Subject: Comes a Time
I know that for most folks, the cut in Comes a Time is probably a bad moment. Especially since the aud. recording is of such low quality. But for me it's the highlight: you glimpse how powerful it was to stand in front of that band's awesome live sound, which crispy clean boards only too rarely do.
Reviewer: BIG_R - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 14, 2010
Subject: 7-18-72
Excellent both in performance and sound quality. Thanks Charlie.
Reviewer: gratefuldiver - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 18, 2010
Subject: Greatest Story
Dead Base and several of the (inferior) versions on IA have Greatest Story beginning Set 2, as opposed to its placement on the CM and several other transfers in Set 3. Is there any agreement on song order? I typically treat Mr. Miller's recordings as gospel. Despite the static, AUD patches, and channel switches, there are some wonderful jams here not to be missed.
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 18, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" July 18th, 1972 at the Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey, United States of America


'This day in GRATEFUL DEAD history'

You can't imagine 1972, you can only remember it.

The World Trade Center in New York City was one year old. Things were still cheap, the subway was thirty five cents, maybe it was fifty cents, and we were all upset because it used to be twenty cents.

Cassette tapes were the rage, albums were still a staple of the audio diet. High end stereo's with phonograph connections were the norm. FM Radio was still "underground", playing entire sides of 'LIVE DEAD' without commercial interuption.

You could only buy leaded gas and the guys at the station pumped it for you, checked the air in your tires, they'd check the water in your radiator, cleaned both the front and back windshields and brought you your change all for forty five cents a gallon. You never had to get out of your car, unless you had to use the restroom.

In 1972 Cocaine was made with ether instead of benzine, kerosine, or gasoline.....Things sure have changed.

Today sure ain't 1972 and I am not sure it's even the USA anymore.

Okay on to the show....

Charlie Miller has done it again, another audio Masterpiece. I highly recommend you click on Mr. Miller's name and collect all his GRATEFUL DEAD shows, he has some of the best out there.

I highly recommed adding this show to your 1972 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.

The GRATEFUL DEAD always put on a fantastic show for the New York City crowds. We'd hop on a bus, hitch a ride or drive with friends to get to Jersey City which is just a hop, skip and jump from NYC.

This show is a "Must Have" for all DEAD Heads.

Here's one way to download this show:

The IA recommends users of Windows XP view this web-page with RealPlayer.

RealPlayer is a free media player you can download at

Using RealPlayer to view this webpage, click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist. If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer. Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it.

When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song. Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder. Repeat these steps for each song.

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the LOVE from 1972.

PS: Thank you Mr. Miller for all your hard work, we all love you for it.
Reviewer: lescaret - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 18, 2008
Subject: Great Stuff
Outstanding recording and a terrific '72 performance. Check out the Truckin' -> Darkstar. Nice!
Reviewer: steimy incny - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 29, 2008
Subject: Great stuff
This was only my second Dead show and it was a month after graduating H.S.As they did the first show I was left with a heavy impression of G.D.This concert was vintage and listening to this recording its pretty amazing the job C.Miller did.They say you can't relive the past but you can hear great memories like this.
Reviewer: average_joe - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 19, 2008
Subject: This Show Fucking Rocks
This show is excellent! I'm sitting back and enjoying every aspect of this show. There's a laid back, groovin' feeling to this show that I personally find satisfying. From start to finish the Boys just hammer it.
I'm not sure what Mr. Miller does with his mixing and transferring, but it is fucking SUPERB!!!! All the shows I've heard from this guy are great. Just astounding. Thank you very much.
I sure would like to get a copy of this show on disc. This is definite road trip music.
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